Friday, March 26, 2010

Stupid Monster Tutorial

This is a great Tutorial!!! My son watched it with me and he keeps asking me when I'm gonna make him one... "Ummm soon son, soon" ---- Really I just haven't had the time.... we're getting ready for Spring Break vacation and I will have to make this one when we get back from our two weeks with the fam-bam... But maybe one of you has time over these couple of weeks to try it out.... Let me know how it goes~ Happy Sewin', mamas.

::::Video from: Enjoy!!

All in Good time

This tutorial came in great time!! Who knew underoos could be so expensive! I love that I can take that big bag of shirts that my kiddo has outgrown and now there is a great tutorial on how to make them into little boxer briefs...How cute!!! I am going to try this one next =D
You can find the tutorial at Nancy's Couture I hope this is as big of a help to you as it has been to me!!! ~ Happy Sewin' Mamas

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Turn a boring tee more feminine!

Team Eco Etsy has done it!!! Get the tutorial at their site on how to turn a plain boring Tee into some sweet feminine blouse! I love it! Great job!!!!!

SO I definitely need to link this one!

I have two sister-in-laws who are expecting and I really would love to give them a neat unique diaper bag. SO.... I am linking this so I don't forget and to give you guys a link to the amazing tutorial! You can find it at Sew Much Ado ~ Which I just wanna thank ahead of time for making my life a lot easier!!!

This is so inspiring!

This clutch tutorial has really inspired me..... I absolutely love how they designed the outside of the purse completely and then went ahead and added the liner at the end... It just really opened my eyes to all the possibilities there are to making a purse or clutch...

Thank you so very much to The Object Project for this tutorial!!! You seriously rock!

A Button Pouch

Learn how to make a button pouch like this one:
Just head on over to

mairuru for the tutorial! It's great. I am SOOOo trying this one tomorrow...

Polyvore.Com is so Inspiring!

If you are trying to get some Ideas for sewing and accessorizing... is a great place to go for some inspiration!!! Go try it out now!
b&w butterfly love

Projects past & projects to come!

Tell me tell me why is it so addicting to buy & buy fabric when you have plenty of fabric at home just waiting to be made into something? I have now vowed to not buy any more fabric until I have used up all I have. LOL yeah like that's ever gonna happen ( I mean, not buying more...'cause 90% of my time I spend in my sewing room.) I wonder if there is a place to get free or cheap scraps? Anyone know of a place? Pls pls let me know!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yet another purse....

This is the second bag I made.... the first one came out a lil' flimsy... I didn't put interfacing. Little by little I'm learning!!!

So if you have anymore tips out there....let me know =D

Had to try this purse!

I have been so happy on this new journey of sewing...although my back has been killing me because i don't have the right setup yet....i have been delighted with my new creations---here are a few of them...

From this......
to this.....
and this...

I'm Sew Happy

So here's one of the patterns i found and guess how much I paid.....50 cents! Yep I went to the thrift shop on the corner to see if by any chance they sold fabric and sure enough they do sell scraps by the bags...AND they had a box full of vintage sewing patterns. I bought 4 (ONLY) because i was just browsing not buying that day ~~low on cash~~ lol---but still I'm going back on friday (Payday)~~wooooohooo!

here's where I am so far...

granted I made a few changes to it since i'm only a beginner...

Here's some more stuff I've been working on:

Had to share...

This is By Far my favorite picture!

Oh my gosh!

K so I drank a VENTI white chocolate mocha frappuccino today at 7PM!! Yeah Yeah I know...what were u thinking. Bleck! Ok ok so now I'm up late w/ heartburn and too much on my mind. Just thought I'd share this AMAZING pattern (idea) that I thought might save you mommies some mula $$ CHACHING! $$ Especially if you are a mommy of a toddler who goes to the potty at the very last minute and has accidents if his pants are too difficult to take off right before he goes potty....well that's me and I found this awesome awesome site that shows you how to make some little drawstring pants out of old t-shirts or sweaters! WOW! I am so trying this tomorrow and my son is SO wearing them. They work great too as a back-up pair to throw in your bag or to sew up if you are lost in a jungle with no extra clothes for your child (I don't know why you would be in the jungle with your's late and there is too much caffeine in this body...) Anywho.... yeah these just caught my attention tonight because my son had an accident in our toddler class tonight at church...poor guy. But he's ok and I found a backup pair of pants in my car. Phew! I am making a load of these for my cutie...
Here's the site if you are interested!!!! Tell me what you think? Will anyone one else be giving this kiddo pants a try?

Rookie <----that's me and that's why i made this blog site so i can LEARN---so if you have any tips out there ---- =D

Thank you Thank you For helping me in my learning process!!!!

New stuff for this newbie....

So Here's another little thing I've learned to sew. Wow! Who knew sewing could be so addicting!? I love it! And I am so excited about what I've made. It just feels so much more personal giving someone a gift that you made as opposed to buying one last minute, stuffing it in a bag and rushing on over to the party...well what I am talking about is that I went to a baby shower yesterday (despite the scary road conditions)
On the way home there were 2 cars in the ditch...I'm so glad it wasn't me~~I woulda freaked out!

Anyway, so I crocheted a hat and sewed up a little skirt. The pics I am posting aren't the exact gift but very similar...I later sewed the shirt to go w/ the skirt because the outfit felt so incomplete. I am so excited about all this crafting! I am having so much fun...Here is the pictures of what I made~ Also I am now selling this crocheted hat on ...Check it out if you'd like! I'm so happy that i have finally found something to do with my artistic skills to good use. I am also glad to have found so many other bloggers out there to help me start this wonderful journey...

If you are interested in buying this little newborn beanie head on over to My Etsy Shop =D
Now I'm off to some more free pattern websites for more ideas!

In these pictures above I found this really neat idea for ribbon flowers. You should really try it...I bet u can't make just
So I put it together with the crocheted baby beanie and I also used to add a little something to the shirt for the baby outfit...
here are a few links for where I got these Ideas from =D Enjoy and let me know what u think I'm just a beginner so i can use a lot of help!!!

The top part of the shirt I got the idea from the Itty bitty baby dress pattern on the Made By Rae blog and I found the crochet pattern here at Crochet N More. And for the ribbon flowers here's your link at the Little Birdie Secrets Blog. Have fun =D Thanks for stopping by!

I am SO new at this!

My latest creations...Ok i know I'm just a novice but I'd like to post these up somewhere so that later on when I get better at sewing i can see how far I have know what I mean? Hopefully some of you will enjoy this journey with me. =D Thank you so much!
Here is a purse and a peasant shirt I just recently sewed up...and also I am including the links where I found the patterns...
This purse I took the pattern from is on this site:
Of course it's not exactly the same b/c I did it my own way...but i didn't know how to sew a bag at all. So I just took the basic idea and ran with it...=D

Here is the link for the peasant style blouse....Awesome tutorial by the way thank you to Tess from
Stop by her site for this downloadable .pdf file of the tutorial...

I am actually very excited because each of these cost way under $2 to make! If I knew clothes and purses could be so cheap, I would have bought this sewing maching A LONG TIME AGO.

I'm so happy w/ it. I now have to find my signature piece that I can sell. I love art and that's what i want to do!

Very first Sewing project HA!

Yay! I'm So excited. I finally got a sewing machine...Yay!!! And right away I gave it a try. Mind u I am a complete novice at this but here is one of my first projects.
Hee hee....this is Mr. Gato....My son loved it but ok on to what I did next... =D

Ok here it is....I found this pattern for a critter you can make out of a glove. It was the cutest thing. Ok ok so the first one I made came out kinda funky so I'm not gonna post a picture....I'll post my second one. =D Oh yeah and the link for the tutorial is at the bottom of this blog post! Enjoy!

And here he little critter made from a glove. What do you think?? =D
Next...I made a bunny...or tried to make one haha. The legs were a bit skinny and long but my son loved it...and for now...that's all that next project a PURSE. =D

K So here's where I found it... on Etsy's very own blog! here's a link to the tutorial... HERE =D Enjoy!